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You won’t believe how simple these Easy Chocolate Truffles are to make. They look and taste impressive, but are basically fool-proof!
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My sister Elise taught me how to make these chocolate truffles years ago and they have been a favorite of mine ever since. They have a smooth, creamy texture that will melt in your mouth. Additionally, you roll them in fun toppings like sprinkles, nuts, and other chocolates! These little bites of heaven also make a great neighbor treat for Christmas because it is so easy to make a bunch at a time.
Chocolate Truffles Topping Ideas
These chocolate truffles are so delicious you could seriously roll them in dirt and they would still taste good. However, since you probably don’t want to to do that, here are some topping suggestions:
- Powdered Sugar
- Sliced Almonds
- Coconut (raw or toasted)
- Cocoa Powder
- Chopped Pecans
- Chopped Hazelnuts
- Crushed Butterfingers
- Crushed Peppermint
- Melted Chocolate (milk, white, and dark chocolate would all be delicious)
- Mini M&Ms
- Crushed Oreos
- Crushed Pretzels
If you want to flavor the actual chocolate truffles, then here are some options you can add to the mixture:
- Vanilla Extract
- Peppermint Extract
- Almond Extract
- Chocolate Chips – You want to use good-quality chocolate chips for this chocolate truffle recipe. Put down the store brand, and grab some Ghirardelli, Guittard, or Scharffen Berger. You can also use high-quality chocolate bars. Cut the bars into small pieces and then melt the chopped chocolate the same way as the chocolate chips.
- Creamy Peanut Butter – My special trick for getting peanut butter out of a measuring cup is spraying the cup with a little cooking spray before adding the PB. It will slide right out!
- Cool Whip – Make sure to thaw the Cool Whip to room temperature. If it is too cold then it will make the chocolate chunky.
- First, melt the chocolate chips. You can double-boil them or melt them in the microwave in a heat-proof bowl.
- Then, stir in the peanut butter and Cool Whip. The mixture will stiffen pretty quickly so stir quickly and make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl!
- Then, let the mixture chill in the fridge until it is firm. Usually this takes about 2 hours.
- Use a small cookie scoop to portion out each truffle and then roll the truffle into a ball in your palms. Then, place the truffles on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Once all the truffles are rolled, choose your toppings and place them in small shallow bowls. Then, roll each truffle in the desired topping. Store the chocolate truffles in an airtight container in the fridge.
More Truffle Recipes:
We have some other truffle variations that are really good too! And also really easy to make. These all have fun and unique truffle centers:
Easy Mint Oreo Truffles – crushed Oreo cream cheese truffles with a minty flavor.
Pecan Turtle Truffles – these have a chewy caramel pecan center.
Protein Packed Chocolate Truffles – a healthier twist on chocolate truffles, and you’ll never guess the secret ingredient. 🙂
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How to Make Chocolate Truffles
Elise’s Easy Chocolate Truffles
- Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl, then fill a mug half full of water and place both the bowl and mug at opposite ends of the microwave. Stop and stir the chocolate chips every 30 seconds until completely melted.
- Add the peanut butter and mix well. Then thoroughly mix in the cool whip.
- Refrigerate for at least two hours until your chocolate mixture becomes firm enough to handle. Roll the mixture into balls (about the size of a rounded tablespoon).
- Then roll the balls into powdered sugar, coconut, or nuts, or dip in chocolate. Return the balls to the fridge. They taste the best if they stay refrigerated.
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